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the elephant goes again on another journey to southern France. Art retreat No#2

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Day eight – nothing is permanent

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The time in Southern France is in the past, but somehow it is not over. Even tough I am now back again at home it is also a new beginning. A part of this time in France continues to grow … Continue reading

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Day seven – the doggy bag

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The last day passed, the bags are packed and I will have to say good by to this wonderful place, until I come back and I promise it will happen. My doggy bag is filled with left overs, left overs … Continue reading

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Day six – exploring the beauty of this area

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Day six brought the needed and well cherished time of exploring more of the beautiful area in southern France. The weather turned out to surprise us with the presence of the sun and warm light. I am stocked by the … Continue reading

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Day five – observe, see, paint

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The days go by fast, faster than last year. The weather is less cooperative which leads to more time in the studio with canvas and paint. I try to paint as much as possible in order to get as much … Continue reading

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Day four – being productive

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The day was well used. After finally getting up in the morning I needed to see some of the nature of the villages’ surrounding. We hiked up the hill for about 45 min. and what we saw then was a … Continue reading

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Day three – just surrender and continue doing

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When the voices in your head are too loud, telling you, that you can not succeed, you just have to surrender and continue what you are doing anyway. The voices will never leave the house, but sometimes they will be … Continue reading

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Day two – selling my first painting

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It was an epic day. I did sell my first painting, practically still wet. Torn between pure terror of letting it go and of the possibility to succeed describe the emotions which followed this surprising event. The biggest doubt about … Continue reading

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finally arrived – or coming home to my creative home

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What a ride… what a beautiful journey through the countryside of France. Having left Le Puy this morning at 8:00 I have arrived here in Sorèze this afternoon at 16:30. It feels somehow like coming home. The energy in this … Continue reading

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Let the creative journey begin – and this day end…

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Since I promised to blog again about the elephants second journey to France, I will do it, starting today, even though I am completely wiped out from the little sleep and the long drive. I did got little sleep due … Continue reading

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the elephant goes French – Part II – is comming

how exciting: one year after the first “elephant goes French” sequence,  I am in preparation for No#2! Starting Saturday, I will be blogging again about my experiences at the southern France (private) art retreat. This time I will be driving … Continue reading